Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Located at the iconic Sutton Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar provides a unique showcase for the culinary vision of Executive Chef Alex Chen. With an innovative approach that blends a respect for the past with a celebration of the present, Chen’s seafood-focused menu is grounded in classical technique and training, while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair and creative hints of his international influences. Paired with exceptional service, a wide-ranging selection of wine and cocktails and true European ambiance in a traditional-yet-modern setting.[i]
The newest chapter to Boulevard’s Sunday Supper Series is a family-style dinner, featuring the Spanish Paella.
SUNDAY PAELLA SERIES MENU
House Sangria Upon Arrival
Poached White Asparagus Salad
Manchego Cheese, Free Range Egg, Sherry Vinaigrette
Roasted Ling Cod, Local Clams and Mussels, Prawns, Chorizo Soffritto,
Saffron and Shellfish Stock
Served with a Trio of Accompaniments
Valencia Orange-Infused Chocolate Mousse
Olive Oil Ice Cream, Saffron Orange Coulis
I was excited to attend my first Sunday Supper Series at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar last week.
The first entree was this beautifully presented poached White Asparagus Salad made with Manchego Cheese, Free Range Egg and Sherry Vinaigrette. It was such a delight to have a refreshing dish to start the night. The egg was poached medium and partnered beautifully with the creamy manchego and tendercrisp asparagus.
Chef Alex Chen’s ‘piece de resistance’, a colourful paella filled with Roasted Ling Cod, Local Clams and Mussels, Prawns, Chorizo Soffritto, Saffron and Shellfish Stock. It was quickly plated and served with a trio of sauces, but I found the flavour was intense enough that you didn’t require it. This large family-style dish is meant to be shared amongst a table of at least four and it was more than enough for everyone, with seconds.
Chocolate Mousse served with Olive Oil Ice Cream and Saffron Orange Coulis was to end my wonderful dinner. The Olive Oil Ice Cream was subtle in flavour so it was a perfect pairing with the rich chocolate mousse.
Boulevard’s Sunday Paella Supper series is an amazing deal for anyone interested in a family style dining at an elegant restaurant. You will leave happy and content.
Tickets are available for April 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and can be purchased online at www.boulevardvancouver.ca/events for $49 per person plus tax and gratuity (based on a two-guest minimum). Featured Spanish wine selections and sangria by the pitcher are also available. Act fast as they do sell out.